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[CIRT] Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Update

Released on Sunday, October 23, 2022

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  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950, fcpsmedia@fcgov.com

An update is available in the Critical Incident Response Team investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred on October 21 in Johnstown.

At 10:13 p.m., Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a 2005 Honda Pilot that was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed in the 2800 block of SE Frontage Road. The vehicle failed to stop and eluded deputies, who performed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT maneuver) at a roundabout. The Honda Pilot left the road and came to a stop, at which time the adult male driver exited the vehicle. He failed to follow commands and approached deputies with a knife. One deputy fired their duty weapon, striking the suspect. Deputies immediately provided first aid until medical crews arrived, and the suspect was transported to an area hospital. The suspect later died as a result of his injuries. The Larimer County Coroner will provide the suspect’s identity, as well as official cause and manner of death, at a later time.

The Honda Pilot had two occupants during the incident, the suspect and an adult female passenger, who was not injured.

The CIRT investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident should contact Loveland Police Detective Jenn Pfoff at (970) 962-2225. No further information is available for release at this time.

The initial press release from this incident can be found at https://www.larimer.gov/spotlights/2022/10/22/officer-involved-shooting

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[The Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was activated to investigate this incident, and the Loveland Police Department is leading the investigation. Fort Collins Police Services is managing public information.]